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State to take up pending Mental and Health Policy draft

Panjim: Goa government has assured to expeditiously look into the pending draft report on the Mental and Health Policy, released by Goa State Commission for Protection of Child Rights in February this year. Replying to a media question on the delay in finalising the policy, Women & Child Development Minister …

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Citizens find Vasco Pollution Board Office closed

Margao: Citizens of Vasco who visited the Pollution Control Board at Vasco to file their suggestions and objections for the public hearing of the proposed Petroleum Berth in October were dejected to see the office shut down. The fault lies with the GSPCB because even though they have moved their …

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Complaint filed against GIDC for disregarding acts of corruption

Margao: In a complaint lodged with the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police a member of the United Goans Foundation (UGF), alleged that the Goa Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) has suffered a loss of Rs 10 crore due to illegal decisions taken by the GIDC Board in June 2012 …

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Colva Police turn a deaf ear to music after 10 pm

Margao: The people living along the coast in Salcete claim to spend sleepless nights due to loud music being played at restaurants and hotels nearby. They claim that they call up the police but no action is ever taken. Herald Team toured the area from Colva to Betalbatim on Saturday …

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Mapusa bank curbs: shareholders forum makes fresh appeal to RBI

Mapusa: The shareholders of Mapusa Urban Co-operative Bank met the general manager of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Panaji requesting to grant relaxation on withdrawals and also for the state registrar of co-operative societies to intervene in the matter and appoint an administrator. Shareholders forum comprising of Rajsingh Rane, Paresh …

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Sattari’s traditional clay Ganesh idol makers demand hike in subsidy

Valpoi: Traditional clay Ganesh idol makers from Sattari, who have been involved in the trade for the past four decades, have demanded that the Goa Government hike the subsidy in making of such idols. They claimed that the mud bought from the neighbouring States and the colours used have become …

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Parrikar works from home

Panaji: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday carried out the official work from his Dona Paula home.Parrikar, who returned from the US on September 6, two days ahead of his return date, took rest on the weekend and was expected to attend his office from Monday. Although the reason as …

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Carlos launches KTCL diesel automation system to curb wastage

Vasco: With an aim to save wastage of fuel and curb pilferages, the Kadamba Transport Corporation Ltd (KTCL) on Monday launched an innovative and ultra-modern diesel automation system through automated consumer pumps by tying up with Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL). This is the first of its kind system launched …

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HC directs govt to form squads to curb illegal sand mining

Panjim: Criticising the State government for not making functional the patrolling-cum-flying squad to monitor and control sand mining in Goa, the High Court of Bombay at Goa on Monday directed the government to immediately form an enforcement squad to curb illegal sand mining. The HC also warned the government that …

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